Army Reserve Feature Stories
Read a selection of stories pertinent to NZ Army Reserve.
Army Reservists have the freedom of Auckland City
By Major Syd Dewes : With bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing, Colours flying and swords drawn, the 3rd Auckland (Countess of Ranfurly's Own) and Northland Battalion Group, 11/4 Artillery Battery, and 1 Field Engineer Troop, all in full...
Retiring Honorary Colonel - A Class Act
By Major Syd Dewes -
The Dame, she is a class act and we are going to really miss her. I speak of none other than former Governor General and Commander in Chief, the Honorable Dame Catherine Tizard, ONZ, GCMG, GCVO, DBE, QSO, DStJ.
Ranfurly men painted for posterity
There are some paintings, the more you look at them, the more you see. A recent work completed by Army Artist Captain Matt Gauldie is one such painting. Former Governor General and now Honorary Colonel of the Regiment, Dame Catherine Tizard, helped...
3 Auck North Soldier a New Zealand Wrestling Champion
Pushing past pain, physical limits, and continuing on in spite of exhaustion is something 20 year old Private Faisal Attayee knows well. This is part of the course and what he often experiences as he pursues his goal to be a champion in his sport of...
Winning Hearts and Changing Lives - the FST in Vanuatu
By Lieutenant Colonel Darryl Tong RNZAMC
LTCOL Tong is a Territorial Force officer, and a maxillo-facial surgeon.
Exercise Pacific Partnership 2011 (ExPP11) was an excellent experience for members of the Forward Surgical team (FST) comprising 17...
Cpl Mark Duncan enters NZ Army Combat Shooting record books
By Cpl Mark Duncan
Every two years, the armies of the British Commonwealth select and train their ten best marksmen and machine gunners to travel to the biannual CENTSAM competitions held at the historical Bisley Ranges in Surrey, England.
7WnHB Battalion hone skills in Waiouru
Exercise Somme 2010 offered even the most experienced soldier inside the 7th Wellington and Hawkes Bay Battalion something new.
Based entirely inside Waiouru Military Camp, the two day weekend exercise was aimed at both assessing and identifying...
Say What? Hearing Loss is a Two Part Problem
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is not a new phenomenon - the effects of noise were known to the ancient Egyptians and has been a problem for the military ever since.
"I had my kit and I was ready to go"
Anne Campbell, the Defence Force's highest ranking woman, has called it a day.
Brigadier Campbell, who joined the Army as a Private and rose through the ranks, has decided after four years as Director General of Defence Health to take up a newly...
Anzac Day in Le Quesnoy
Over the weekend of 24th and 25th April, I attended Anzac Day commemorations in a little village in the north of France, Le Quesnoy (pronunciation: lurh ken-wah). The capture by the New Zealand Division of the French town of Le Quesnoy on 4 November...